Every relationship is not a good relationship. Some relationships may even kill you. On the spectrum off friendships you have your acquaintances, casual friends, close friends, intimate friends, and those who you think are your friends but are secretly, at times unbeknownst to them, seeking your demise. Those are called your “Frenemies”. You have to constantly be careful of who you allow to speak into your life. Frenemies can destroy you while smiling in your face. To differentiate between a friend and a frenemy you have to ask yourself “are they driving me away from Jesus or drawing me closer to him?”
Idolatry, fornication, incest…sin is all around us. We are influenced by culture and when we are not careful those things can come into the church. Temptation to sin is all around us but we do not have to fall into temptation. God always gives us a way out. He wants us to make it! Coming to the table today we may have some issues that we are dealing with but guess who’s coming to dinner? God, and he is giving us a way to escape.
Many of us have become spiritually impotent. When we become impotent, we have no power to accomplish anything. In John 5:1-9, we hear of a man who had been sick for 38 years. When God asked him if he wanted to be well again the man pointed out all of the reasons he couldn’t be made well instead of just saying “Yes!” God has already given us everything that we need to be strong in him. He wants to change us, but in order for him to do this we have to “Get up and Get Going” and stop walking in our spiritual impotence.